When One Person Dies the Whole World is Over is a diary comic chronicling the year in the life of its author and illustrator, Mandy Ord. Published this year by Brow Books, it is billed as ‘funny, sad and perfectly magnetic’, with illustrator Oslo Davis describing it as ‘unashamedly personal’.
When One Person Dies tries to find meaning in the everyday. From moments of levity too soon forgotten to life changing loss, Mandy Ord gives the reader an intimate look at the transcendent and the mundane of her life.
Mandy Ord is a comics artist, a cartoonist, an illustrator, a speaker and teacher of comics, a greengrocer and a disability support worker. Mandy is a prolific comics artist, publishing her work in places like Meanjin, The Age, Voiceworks and Going Down Swinging. She has also published several graphic novels, with her second book, Sensitive Creatures, winning a White Ravens award at the Bologna Book Fair.
When One Person Dies the Whole World is Over excerpt: https://www.theliftedbrow.com/liftedbrow/2019/2/4/excerpt-when-one-person-dies-the-whole-world-is-over-by-mandy-ord
Graeme Simsion, Jane Caro, Ginger Gorman and more on what they're reading in February: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/feb/01/graeme-simsion-jane-caro-ginger-gorman-and-more-on-what-theyre-reading-in-february
Mandy Ord gives an interview on The Glasshouse: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/the-glasshouse/episodes/6389-the-glasshouse-13-february-2019
Luke Davies on Mandy Ord and Australia’s graphic novel scene: https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2012/june/1342424201/luke-davies/memory-palaces
Mandy Ord on her one-eyed portrayal: https://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/in-the-frame-20080615-ge75th.html
Oslo Davis on Mandy Ord: https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/an-eye-for-detail-20110826-1jdzl.html
Ronnie Scott reviews 'Sensitive Creatures' by Mandy Ord: https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/abr-online/archive/2012/67-march-2012/782-mandy-ord-sensitive-creatures